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What's a Wreck?

A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen

Something About Moose

My fellow Americans! Today is a great day. A momentous day. A day... celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving.

[cranking up Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On"]

Yes, friends, today...we...CELEBRATE....allthingsCanadian. Which....INCLUDES....WilliamShatner. (aka Captain Kirk)

And as we all know, Captain Kirk "boldy goes:"

Sometimes under the name "Shayne."

But let's get back to Canada, shall we? CANADA! The country with a "can-do" attitude!

Or is that a "can-da" attitude? The accent always throws me.

Besides, today is Canadian Thanksgiving - or, as the native Canadians know it, "Thanksgiving."

I'm told it's pretty much like American Thanksgiving, only with a Canadian flair:

There's that accent again.

Canadians also don't have any Pilgrims in their Thanksgiving story. So instead, here's an evil mutant ladybug:

"Rawr! Give thanks, eh! Rawr!"

Lucky Canada. Why don't *we* get evil mutant ladybugs? Huh? It's just not fair.

But riddle me this, Canada: have you ever seen a turkey fly?


Well, now you have! Booya!

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada, and happy Columbus Day, other countries that celebrate Columbus day. Oh, and bzzz bzzzz zzz bzz, turkey flies.

Today we give thanks for Wreckporters Shayne G., Brian O., Joe I., Michelle H., Jamie G., and Turkey McFly.

Update: Anneke submitted this awesome video in the comments. And you have to admit: nothing says "Canada" like an adorably polite talking beaver. Am I right?

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Reader Comments (90)

For most people, the big dinner is on Saturday or Sunday, and Monday is just the statutory holiday, and the day you sleep in after eating all that turkey and pie the day before. And then maybe around noon you get up and clean the kitchen or else drive home.

I thought it was a little silly that US National Coming Out Day was scheduled on Thanksgiving, but then what better way to come out to your family than to show up at Thanksgiving dinner with your significant other? They're all obliged to be nice to him/her and share the turkey, because that's what Canadians do on Thanksgiving, then afterward everyone is too stupefied on tryptophan to raise a fuss.

Gooble gooble everyone!

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAviatrix

WV: Buzzusor. I used to think Ladybugs said "buzzusor" but now I know they go "rawr". LOL Love it!

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I didn't know that William Shatner's speech could be so funny!

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmoniel

Gooble Gooble! We accept her! One of us!

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDoctor Tarr

"gooble" hahahaha!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends!

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lovables

That last cake looks like it has a Don King haircut.

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDrgns4vr
October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAllie


Thank you :) I'm a Canadian as well as a fan of yours and I found this hilarious :D

Just ignore any one who claims they found this insulting. They obviously have no sense of humor.

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMattias

lol - the "turkey fly" looks more like a startled goldfish wearing a headdress. It's a delicacy in Canada, dontchaknow. It's served right next to the moose with back bacon. We also specialise in maple gravy. Eh.
A happy gooble gooble to you! :)

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSkwishee

I'm thankful this thanksgiving for having discovering Cake Wreaks. A sure thing for a laugh. A lot of very witty post to-day from fellow readers. Hope everyones day was grand.

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPamela

Am I in the minority? Loved that WKRP episode but my first thought was Demento.

Star Drek/Boobyprize vs. the Space Turkey

Cpt. JERK: There's nothing out there. All I see are those
boring stars that go by all the time!

SCHLOCK: (To Lulu in a loud stage whisper) Psst! Change the slide,

LULU: Huh? Oh. (Pushes button. ANGEL appears.)

JERK: Oh no! Not another one! Mr. Schlock, it's another one of
those damned space turkeys!

SCHLOCK: Fascinating.

JERK: Lt. Lulu, ready our phaser banks.

[Sound and screen both go OFF.]

LULU: Captain, captain, all the stars have gone out!

JERK: No, you stupid schlepp, you've leaned on the button.

[Sound and screen come BACK ON.]

JERK: There. Now get the phasers on that bird!

[Hallelujah Chorus]

ANGEL VOICE: I am the Angel of the Lord! [SFX: Phasers firing.]

ANGEL: Aaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!

JERK: Ah, that baked him good.

LULU: Oh wow--it looks just like Thanksgiving out there.

JERK: Don't think about it, Lt. Lulu.

LULU: I can't help thinking about it. Last Thanksgiving was
rotten. Just that food supplement pill with "Turkey" written on it.
It's not the same, Captain, it's not the same!

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

[Les Nessman's commentary on the dropping turkeys runs through my head every time the Hindenburg comes up...listen to both back-to-back and it will become clear.]

I wish to state, as a US American, I've always been on good terms with Canadians (also Americans- as are Mexicans and everyone in Central & South America) but, after reading Cake Wrecks, I realize not all of my countrymen are so wise. I say we shove turkey frogs and tribbles up their bums!! (Hawkfeather that was brilliant!)

-Barbara Anne

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Actually, there are pilgrims in the Canadian tradition, as Thanksgiving originally came up north with the Loyalist settlers after the American Revolution (a.k.a. the people on the wrong side of the revolution). It just didn't become official until later.

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChrystle

Ah, Cake Wrecks, you crack me up again. Thanks for the laugh!

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Shayne is my daughter's name. Maybe I should make her a cake that says "boldy goes" once she is potty trained:)

And "gooble" was awesome!

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

I am so easily amused; I am still giggling at "Gooble Gooble"! I am sure I will revisit it at my own Thanksgiving celebration next month. :-)

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLadybug914

Is a "turkeyfly" anything like a "Brundelfly"? And... does it... say,... "gooble, gooble"... Because... It's from... CANDA?!?!?

Inquiring minds... WANT... TO... KNOW!

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

Due to time zones, and Cake Wrecks being updated while we've all gone sleepybobos over here in Ozzieland I totally missed Canada Turkey Nomming Day/national coming out day (lowercase for the enjoyment of Anon at 10:59 AM who seems to be offended at capitals). Or should that be "coming oot" day?

Anyway, it's actually the 12th of October as I read this, which means one thing - it's Hugh Jackman's birthday! Yayyy! However he is Wolverine - a Canadian mutant. So today's Canadian themed post with its mutant insects was most appropriate.

Oh and Craig, I love your CCC cheer. "What does that spell? Patooie!" Brilliant!

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWolverine Girl

Gooble Gooble

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Here is your official "Welcome to Canada" beaver...

"Gooble, Gooble!"

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnneke (Mudhooks)

Sorry.... Lol... Somehow I got my links mixed up.

THIS is the "Welcome to Canada" beaver!

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnneke (Mudhooks)

That last picture made me think of alien turkeys flying around town on Halloween.. lol yeah I admit it I am an oddball and proud of it. That Star Trek cake wasn't so bad if you ignore the bad spelling.

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

The "Turkey Fly" cake might actually be something else entirely. I suggest it is Kotaka, one witch of a twin-sister boss fight from the well-regarded video game The Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time. Compare to the figure with flame-hair:

That the sticker denotes the creation as a "character cake" seems to give this suggestion some merit, too.

The "feet" on the cake do make the case for the turkey interpretation, I have to admit.

I don't check comments on CW often, if you have an opinion on this, email me: halla(at)southwestern(dot)edu

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlex H.

wonder if the last cake is depicting a scene where they forgot to kill the turkey before stuffing it.
Cool though i am going to have to learn more history because, sadly, i have never learned about the mutant ladybug of thanksgiving.
I am thankful that you think about us on our holidays!
Happy Gooble Gooble Day!

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkmawesome

@msyendor -

I've never seen that! But even reading the script is hilarious.

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterania

Thanks for the best wishes from a Canadian Fan!!! I goobled down 2 turkey dinners, and since my brothere lives in the US, I may get a 3rd out of it too (since we plan on being down there!). But in all my border crossings back and forth, I have never run into this Walmart greeter-esque beaver- and I just about fell off my chair laughing at this video!!!
Thanks so much for posting it!
Gooble Gooble Eh?

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm sure the CANDA family that I know would be honored to have their own day.

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoo


I'd love to see the "gooble-gooble" as a google doodle celebrating candian thanksgiving.

(btw my inner grammar nazi is suffering from my own comment lol)

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLen

Hilarious! Can't get over that turkey fly!

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn

I am happy that you seem to have taken my request to mention us Canadians more to heart. Thanks Cake Wrecks!

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

That's funny, I've never heard all of those stereotyped canadian accent things in my whole life...Like the "Aboot" and the "eh"....but that might be cause I was born and lived my whole live in Quebec~

Do the rest of Canada celebrate thanksgiving as much as the americans? Personally I just overslept and relaxed the whole day~~ And I didn't know about the turkey thing. -w-

Oh well, that gooble gooble is hilarious.

October 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOphexis

Mutant Ladybug is real scary looking ;) xx

October 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

Great post, and the "Welcome to Canada" beaver is AWESOME!!!!!

October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne-Marie

again, I am laughing OUT LOUD!!! you are too funny! thanks. :)

October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen and Marty

I would strongly encourage you to remove the video the the 'Talking Beaver.' My partner is a wildlife ecologist of over 25 years. After seeing the footage, he recognized that the "cute" behaviors of this animal were due to brain damage, most likely from it already being struck by a car on the highway. That the person taking the video did not take a more active role in helping the beaver versus recording its obvious stress and suffering shows a lack of compassion and integrity.

October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Anon @ 9:57,

It's always helpful to put your name.

This video is a parody of another, much longer video in which a girl, I believe, gets out of her car on a major stretch of highway to try to rescue the beaver risking her own safety in the process. Apparently, the beaver got away fine.

I'm not entirely sure what you mean by "active role" but if you've never tried to rescue an animal in this way, I can tell you it's very scary. I think she did the best she could and I think it shows amazing compassion that she even made the effort.

Have a great day.


October 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

HAA!!!! That's my pal Shayne's birthday cake! Thank you for posting it.

November 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSucre

HAH! I'm "Shayne"
That birthday was epic. We ate the cake on the porch of a downtown cafe next to a goth-bar. Sadly, it's not high tech edible printing, but rather a flimsy piece of plastic on top of the cake. That said, the Enterprise actually lights up (I kept it, clearly). We were all laughing about my name being in quotes until somebody pointed out the spelling of "Boldy." And for the record, I am potty trained.

November 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlow self esteem boy

Wow, I'm a little sleep deprived right now, so when I got to the turkey cookie I thought "Dooble Dooble?!? Now that's doesn't make a lick of sense!"
wv: Dizes I hope that turkey fly doesn't carry a dizes!

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSelky

I am proud to say I'm Canadian... just so that I can say you didn't offend me "EH"!

PS We don't actually say "EH"
PPS Or have an accent
PPPS But I loved the video, especially the "bienvenue au Canada" which means Welcome to Canada in French

March 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCourt J.

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